Polenta with Sausage & Fennel

Polenta with Sausage & Fennel
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Chill 1 hr Cook 5 mins Grill 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bulbs fennel
  • 2 medium red onions
  • 6 Italian sausage (1-1/2 pounds total)

Make It

1. Line 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking pan with foil; coat with cooking spray. In saucepan, bring milk, 3/4 teaspoon salt, fennel seeds and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to simmering. Whisk in cornmeal; cook, whisking, until polenta is thick and smooth, 3 minutes. Stir in Parmesan. Spread in pan; cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Sausages:

2. In bowl, whisk juice, oil, remaining salt and pepper. Remove stalks, fronds from fennel. Leaving core intact, cut fennel and onions in 1-inch wedges; add to lemon.

3. In saucepan of boiling water, cook sausage 5 minutes. Drain; cut sausages lengthwise in half.

4. Heat grill. Cut firm polenta into 6 squares.

5. Grill sausages, fennel and onion 10 minutes and grill polenta 4 minutes, turning each halfway through. Drizzle with any remaining dressing. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 473, Fat, total (g): 26, chol. (mg): 66, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 39, fiber (g): 7, pro. (g): 22, sodium (mg): 1164, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.